Finnish Lapland - Salla 'Family Winter Activity Holiday'

A 8 day trip to Finland 

Your holiday in Salla is an 'in the middle of nowhere' experience which includes activities such as; snowshoeing, ice fishiung, snowmobile safari, reindeer sleigh ride, cross country skiing, Auror snowmobile safari and a husky safari.

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General Information

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Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Salla's fantastic Landscape

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Sunday
Flights, arrivals and introduction
The holiday starts with direct flights from Gatwick to Kuusamo from where our transfer heads north crossing the Arctic Circle. On arrival at Salla you will meet your guide and after settling into your accommodation make your way over to the restaurant for dinner.

Day 2

Monday
Snowshoes and ice fishing
This morning you will be transfered to the local reindeer farm where you will be kitted out with your cold weather clothing which you keep until after the final activity on Saturday afternoon.
Our snowshoe trek takes us through the spruce forest to a beautiful ice wall where the icicles have grown longer and thicker creating a small cave behind them. From the ice wall we continue to a traditional Lappish kota where we cook lunch before walking to the lake, drilling holes through the ice and trying our hand at ice fishing.

Day 3

Tuesday
Snowmobile safari to Ruuhitunturi (Ruuhi Fell)
Our 30km safari takes us to the top of Ruuhitunturi from where the 360º views are nothing short of spectacular, not least looking eastward into Russia. A snack and warm drink are included. 2 people per snowmobile. Small children travel in a sled.

Day 4

Wednesday
Reindeer pulled sleigh ride
Your guide will show you how to steer your reindeer before heading off on a 6km circuit through the snowy forest and across frozen marshland. We pause at a kota to grill sausages and enjoy warm drinks before returning to the activity centre.

Day 5

Thursday
Forest ski trip and evening snowmobile safari
Nothing compares to the peace and quiet of a winter forest. After some necessary tuition we follow the well marked trails with only the swish, swish of the skis breaking the near perfect silence.
This evening we take a 20km snowmobile tour around Salla. With a bit of luck the Aurora will deliver a stunning display but regardless there’s something magical about snowmobiling at night. Your headlights light up the snow covered trees making them look like ghostly white phantoms. It’s eerie and exciting at the same time.

Day 6

Friday
Free day for optional activities or skiing
We've given you a day off today but there remains plenty to do here in Salla. You can try snowboarding or downhill skiing, take advantage of the spa facilities at the Hotel Revontuli or try other activities which you can book through our local guides.

Day 7

Saturday
Husky safari
Our four hour safari sees you take the reins of your own husky team. Initially, you may wonder how you are going to control such enthusiastic animals but they soon settle into a steady pace which allows you to fully enjoy both the experience and the scenery.
Weather permitting, your guide will cook lunch over an open fire in the forest.

Day 8

Sunday
Departure, transfers and flights